inside the dark eye of the strong storm inside
filled with swirling and turning and unending
my tired eyes,
my tired mind,
my tired heart,
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Today, write us a postcard poem.
Our word for Quadrille Monday is STILL. Use it as a noun, adjective, adverb or verb. You can also combine still with another word like stillness, stillwaters, stillborn, stillrooms, or even standstill. Our challenge: please write a poem of precisely 44 words, not including the title, and including a given word.
Departure: A Diamante*
screeching, moving, screaming,
tired, worn out, peaceful, silent
calming, sparkling, appeasing,
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Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!)
*Diamante or Diamond Poem
The Diamante or Diamond Poem is:
- a heptastich, (7 lines).
- often a shape poem, the poem when centered on the page creates the outline of a diamond.
- unmetered. The measure of the line is the words used.
L1 – a noun which is the opposite of the noun used in L7
L2 – 2 adjectives that describe L1
L3 – 3 verbs (present participle) that describe what L1 does
L4 – 4 nouns that are related to both L1 and L7 or nouns that both have in common
L5 – 3 verbs (present participle) that describe what L7 does
L6 – 2 adjectives that describe L7
L7 – a noun which is the opposite (antonym) of the noun used in L1